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us Offline JustinCase

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Is this normal?
on: May 15, 2017, 11:16:50 PM
Believe it or not but I purchase a pre-owned Charge TI (dated 08-04) over a year ago on eBay and recently just noticed that the small bit holder doesn't have the retaining spring like the one on my TTI  ~ Is this normal on the older model or the seller just replaced it with another one from a different tool? If that's the case, it's to late to complain now. Oh well... :(

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Re: Is this normal?
Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 12:19:25 AM
Good spot :tu: Wonder if there are any more differences between the two of them besides the guthook and different metal PE blade :think: :tu:


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Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 03:51:48 PM
Well, I guess I'm the only one with this variation. Cool! :D
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Re: Is this normal?
Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 04:28:57 PM
I hate that small spring. This looks better! Is it?
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Re: Is this normal?
Reply #4 on: May 16, 2017, 05:43:13 PM
Well, I guess I'm the only one with this variation. Cool! :D
Very cool! Looks like they missed one that in the drilling step.
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Re: Is this normal?
Reply #5 on: May 16, 2017, 09:11:28 PM
Is it authentic?   ;)


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Re: Is this normal?
Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 10:31:32 PM
I don't have a Charge but if I think I will check my Blast and Wave to see if they are similar :think: :tu:


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Re: Is this normal?
Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 12:00:36 AM
Yup, it is normal. I got the same thing on a 2004 Charge as well. It holds the bit a bit too tight for my liking. It may cost more to produce as well, since the edge and the hole relationship must be close.


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Re: Is this normal?
Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 12:01:35 AM
Normal.  I have a Charge Ti dated 0404 and mine is exactly like that.  Well, maybe we are the only two  :think:
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Reply #9 on: May 17, 2017, 05:58:51 PM
Good to know there are others and it's normal!..For a moment I tough the seller trick me.
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us Offline JustinCase

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Re: Is this normal?
Reply #10 on: May 18, 2017, 11:27:45 PM
Good to know there are others and it's normal!..For a moment I tough the seller trick me.

Following info has been provided by a representative of LM Customer Support:

"The original Charge tools were not manufactured with the bit spring. It was added later to the manufacturing process. I have no dating to provide for this change"

Shellee Kennedy
Customer Support
Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.

Well, now we all know! :tu:
« Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 11:29:15 PM by JustinCase »
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Re: Is this normal?
Reply #11 on: May 18, 2017, 11:40:41 PM
Glad to see this was found out for sure :like:

I'd say if some of our members who has several Charges could track a date down by using date codes :tu: :like:


 

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